IPR Awareness Program Organized at KIIT

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An Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Awareness Webinar was organized at KIIT Deemed to be University on 24th January 2022. The webinar was organized under the auspices of National IP Awareness Mission (NIPAM), Government of India and Indian Patent Office Kolkata in collaboration with KIIT-DU.

The webinar was attended by Prof. Prasant Rath, Dean, KIIT School of Applied Sciences (SAS); Dr. Rojalin Sahu, Associate Professor, SAS and Associate Dean, Central Research Centre, KIIT-DU; Dr. Rohit Rathore, Assistant Controller of Patents & Designs, Indian Patent Office Kolkata and Dhiren Pattnayak, Examiner of Patents and Design.

The speakers focused on various forms of IPR protection and the processes involved using ample examples. They also encouraged the submission of more patent applications from KIIT-DU. A pop-quiz conducted by the speakers, to drive home the learning of the session, saw enthusiastic participation from students and faculty alike. Er. Bibhudutta Panda, Coordinator, Outreach Program, KIIT International School delivered the vote of thanks.

Dr. Mrityunjay Das, Associate Professor, SAS; Dr. Alok Kumar Panda, Assistant Professor; Dr. Atul Anand Bajoria, Assistant Professor, KIDS, and Dr. Soumya Ranjan Mohapatra, Scientist, KIMS, and Assistant Professor, KSBT were involved in the coordination and organization of the IPR Awareness Program. Given the enthusiastic response to the webinar from all quarters, the coordination committee plans to organize many more similar events in the future.

The coordinating committee of the IPR Awareness Program thanked Prof. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS; Prof. Sasmita Samanta, VC, KIIT-DU; Prof. J. R. Mohanty, Registrar; Dr. Jitendra Kumar Pradhan, Deputy Controller of Patents & Designs and In-Charge, Design Wing, The Patent Office, Kolkata for their guidance. The webinar was attended by students and faculty members from various schools of KIIT Group of Institutions.

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